Friday, June 11, 2004

Not Just A Pack Of Trojans... : - )

Now, That's Entertainment : - ) Facetious? Not entirely. "Troy," besides displaying generous portions of Brad Pitt, reminds us that "engaging Hollywood historical epic" doesn't have to be a contradiction in terms... While dialogue and direction were certainly not Oscar-calibre, I give them points for respecting their source material (minus interaction with Greek gods, as Brian points out), faithfully rendering the character development and emotional center of Homer's original. Acting ranged from good to excellent, with Peter O'Toole shining particularly bright as King Priam; the man's talent has aged like good wine. And, yes, that's a map of Troy, Michigan, just for the sake of completeness.

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